Take-Two details Duke Nukem and other titles
During an exclusive conference detailing its quarter ending plans, Take-Two Interactive revealed that, as expected, Duke Nukem forever will not contain a Q4 release but will have an uncertain 2002 expected release schedule. Also, during the conference, it was restated that the title would be released on all 3 next-generation platforms after assuring the questions of the series future.
Although recently having financial issues with N-Space, Paul Eibler comments on the status of N-Space continuing efforts to complete Duke Nukem Forever.
"At the moment we haven't severed any links with N-Space," Eibler said. "We've always planned a Duke Nukem Forever game for the PlayStation 2, as well as Duke Nukem: D-Day for that console. We're expecting N-Space to produce Duke Nukem Forever for us at some stage."
Eibler stated that he believes Duke Nukem Forever has the potential to be the company’s largest franchise and wants everything to be in order for the title’s release. No further information was given regarding Duke Nukem D-day, but we do know it will involve a third-person perspective providing Duke with a brand new type of adventure.
Finally, detailed at the conference, were some expected dates of release for their upcoming titles. Grand Theft Auto 3 will be having a late September release with Smugglers Run: Hostile Territory seeing shelves shortly after. Max Payne will see a late October release for the PS2, as it is also currently in development for the Xbox. With Take-Two dealing with numerous events lately, we will keep you informed as they continue to break news.
8/29/2001 Matt Stensrud